Kansas contractors struggling to fill skilled jobs

A survey finds that many Kansas contractors are having trouble filling skilled jobs in the construction industry. Ninety percent of the 20 Kansas firms that responded to an Associated General Contractors survey released Wednesday said they’re having a hard time finding project managers, engineers, welders, plumbers and carpenters.


AT&T, like Verizon, misses profit estimates

AT&T earned $3 billion in its recent quarter, missing profit estimates, and cut its sales forecast as promotions and price cuts took a toll. On Tuesday, Verizon also missed profit estimates as more new subscribers chose phone discounts instead of accepting financing for full-priced devices.

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Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to set their new greenhouse gas emissions plan are facing staunch opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their economies would suffer from the new target.


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Expiration of Wright Amendment means big changes for Southwest Airlines cities

For the past 34 years, federal law limited flights between Dallas Love Field to only airports in Texas and a handful of states. Those flight restrictions, known as the Wright Amendment, officially ended Oct. 13. Now aviation officials across the south central United States — from Kansas City to Albuquerque, N.M. — must assess what a post-Wright future means for their passengers.